Change & Truth

Biblical Truth

The Word of God is true and unchanging. In this post, produced in partnership with Soderquist Leadership, Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy challenges you to consider how Scripture can inform and influence your business. Dan Cathy is the Chairman, President, and CEO of Chick-fil-A, the largest quick-serve chicken restaurant chain and one of the largest family owned businesses in the United States.  

How well do you embrace new technology in business? How does it impact your business practices and relationships with consumers?
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Dan said, “While I’m so zealous embracing all this change that is taking place, the truth is that there are a lot of things that haven’t changed and never will change. I have got to speak with clarity on those issues.”  

While Dan continually keeps up with new technology as a tool in business, he relies on the Bible as his tool that never changes. What specific Bible themes, values, or verses have most impacted how you lead in business?
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How does the Bible practically inform your business decisions, practices, relationships, products, services, training, benefits, finances, etc?
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Matthew 5:38-40 (ESV)


38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’39But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.40And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well.

Scripture quotations marked (ESV) are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

How do you treat your employees, clients, and customers in light of this biblical context? How do you resist retaliation, even to those who have cheated or maligned you? How do you love generously and reflect Jesus in your business? How do you bring others up for the common good?
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As you lead in the marketplace, may you glorify God as a faithful steward of all that He has entrusted to you and have a positive impact on all who come in contact with you and your company. 

Content from this post was taken from the course Effective Leadership in the Marketplace. To view the entire course, click here.  

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